This year the Essence festival brought out as many superstars as only they can. The Festival will be shown in a whole different light as the Braxton family Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar, mama Evelyn, and WE TV have teamed up once again. The lovely Tamar Braxton who recently launched her new clothing line ( has been working hard and recently sold out of all of her t-shirts at the event she did with Toya.

I recently told you the Braxton’s are preparing for Season 4 and Tamar and Vince are doing their own reality show together…which will be very entertaining and!

Trina is working on her music and will be hitting the stage soon showing the world that she is not just a beautiful face and her vocals can rival her sisters Toni and Tamar.

Mama Evelyn Braxton also has some big things that shes working Paula Deen better look out I smell a cooking show coming soon… Hint Hint…. LOL   The girls brought out a major crowd and filled the arena at the WE TV stage area as they smiled and greeted all their fans from across the country. One girl broke down in tears when she saw the Braxton’s and told me that she couldn’t believe she was going to have the opportunity to see these women which actually made me feel bad. We some times take our relationships with others for granted. (P.S. that was a venting moment…life lesson learned at Essence.) Shoutout to all the people at WE TV for showing ya boy Freddy O so much love. Here are all the pic’s… READ MORE

Over the weekend, I got the opportunity to kick it with the R&B Divas from what I know will be a great reality show, — because it is founded on a great cause. A premiere date has been set for TV One’s most anticipated series R&B Divas.

The series revolves around R&B singers Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Monifah, Keke Wyatt and Syleena Johnson.

Set to premiere August 20, the show will

“follow them solo, together and in different combinations as they not only fight to get their lives on track but also to pay their good fortune forward. Divorce, parenting, drugs and alcohol, physical abuse and more – these ladies have survived it all and continue to deal with life’s battles each day,”

reports TV One.

“It is their personal mission to help other women in need. If women can learn from their mistakes, it was all worth it.”

Nicci Gilbert said the series is “fearless” and plugged the fact that it will be balanced to empower not destroy.


The ladies who are participating in this reality show which I feel would’ve been one of the biggest comebacks of all time had it gone the way Whitney wanted it. Thats right Whitney Houston reportedly played a major role in creating the original layout of the show.


Had she still been alive this would have been the show she would have been apart of. The show R&B Divas will be filled with drama but with a positive side showing what these ladies actually go through.


The ladies came to the Essence Festival stage to talk about their lives and the ups and downs of the industry and are back to claim their throwns as some of the top R&B Divas. The show is set to air on TV ONE.


The ladies ran into Elise Neal who was backstage preparing to show the world her sexy side and meet and greet fans from all across the country. The ladies also came together in a private party to tell Nicci Gilbert Happy Birthday.

I know you all are going to love this show. These ladies have a lot of big things coming up but I’m not share so wait til it airs! Support the show and special thanks to TV ONE for showing me so much love. Check Out all the photos below: READ MORE

For the last 18 years, the Essence Music Festival has been the go-to event for African-Americans, especially African-American women. For three days in New Orleans, hundreds of thousands show up for R&B and gospel concerts and panels on politics, financial planning and parenting. Over 300,000  people attended all the different events for this years Essence Music Festival as they, for the first time ever, held 4 days (use to be 3 days) of great music and entertainment.

Tamar Braxton, Toya Wright, was in the build to see MJB…. Tank, Tyrese, Ledisi and Mary Mary also hit the stage. I want to make sure to tell the people at Essence I had a wonderful time listening to great music.

MC Lyte, was in the building… For the first time ever the festival had a Thursday kick off.

Saturdays act wowed me as I watched Mary J. Blige singed her a** off. She killed it…. Now i’ve seen Mary perform over 20 times, but this was by far the best. The Queen of R&B sung her heart out on the stage for 2 hours and gave us all she got.

Actress Elise Neal was in the bulding… Kevin Heart wowed the crowd and showed that he’s actually a pretty funny comedian and not just an a**whole.

I also got to see for the first time Kevin Hart who I’ve never seen perform a live show as a headline comedian. If you missed it, you’ll be able to purchase it he  filmed his performances for a new comedy special. Kevin threw his wife completely under the bus as he talked about his divorce and infidelity. Tooooooo Funnnnnnyyy….


New Boyz Sued Over Name By Newsboys

The  rappers New Boyz are facing legal troubles over their name. According to AllHipHop, Christian rockers the Newsboys filed a federal lawsuit against the hip-hop duo last week. Just so yall know in case you are wondering who are they they are the group that got in to the fight with R&B group Hamilton Park. READ MORE

More sad news.. A family friend is under investigation for the jet ski accident. According to the “New York Daily News,” Jeffrey S. Hubbard has been identified as the man who was operating the watercraft that ran over eleven-year-old Kyle Glover and a 15-year-old girl in Georgia’s Lake Lanier last Friday. This is the third accident at the lake in the pass 30 days, something needs to be looked into at the lake…. READ MORE

Vanessa Simmons has been very low key when it comes to media this year, but that’s because she’s been working on some big projects. GlobalGrind reports the 28 year old has been using her fashion sense to create a women’s swimwear line, and now it’s ready to be debuted.

The line, called “Rose by Vanessa Jean,” is set to make its big debut at Mercedes Benz fashion week in Miami later this month.


The swimwear is specially designed to show off women’s natural curves of all shapes and sizes in pieces that are colorful and flirty to capture the eye.

The budding entrepreneur has recently said of her new line: READ MORE

Singer Frank Ocean made his network television debut last night, less than week after opening up about his sexual orientation. The singer took the stage on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” with a little help from the NBC show’s house band, the Roots.

Ocean made headlines last week with a revealing post on his Tumblr blog.  Check out the video below and Also see what Beyonce had to say about him:. READ MORE

R&B singer Raz B nearly died Sunday in China after accidentally falling through a glass door in his hotel room … slicing his wrist wide open … and losing a SCARY amount of blood. READ MORE